Thu, 2006-07-13 09:09Sarah Pullman
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Jim Hoggan and DeSmogBlog on The Tyee

Be sure to pop on over to The Tyee this morning, to read the front page coverage of the DeSmogBlog. It's a great piece resulting from a conversation that Jim Hoggan had with David Beers on June 13, 2006, talking about the PR industry, climate change, and the DeSmogBlog, among other things. You can listen to the actual audio interview here.

One great highlight, talking about why the scientific consensus isn't reflected in the news media:
[That] is a testament to the power of public relations. Most people have heard it said that you shouldn't believe everything you read in the newspaper. Well, let me tell you, if you've spent your time with PR people, you'd feel that very, very strongly. Most public relations people spend far more time on a story than a reporter can. And many of those stories, particularly as they relate to climate change, are manufactured, basically. There is actually a group of people who are out there trying to confuse the public about climate change, and they are very skilful at it. These people are good communications people.
The Tyee is a great source of forward thinking online journalism, based right here in Vancouver. Their site is also home to a buzzing community of people who comment on the pieces they write, so take a moment to check out the commentary as well… and maybe even contribute yourself.

Wed, 2006-07-12 12:11Kevin Grandia
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ABC: less talk, more action




 ABC urges action on climate change…. NOW

How's this for a quote: “… nearly every research institution in the study of global climate change - from the American Academy of Sciences to the atmospheric department at your local university - has issued reports citing overwhelming  evidence that the planet is changing.”
Wed, 2006-07-12 10:48Kevin Grandia
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National Post's Corcoran doesn't deserve any response

In his recent opinion piece, National Post's Terrence Corcoran displays how out of touch he is with the recent National Academy of Science's findings on Confused?climate change. It is not worth debating the misinformation he purports, so we will just post a link to his piece and let it speak for itself.

Wed, 2006-07-12 08:41Sarah Pullman
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White House in Full Climate Change Spin Mode

Seems the Washington Post has really gotten under George W’s skin with their latest critique!Will Ferrel in hilarious bush global warming spot
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/07/20060711-7.html
Tue, 2006-07-11 12:35Jim Hoggan
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The Art and Motivation of Editorializing Science

Let's see if the the Washington Times will actually print this:

Dear Editor,

In a recent Washington Times opinion piece, Dr. Pat Michaels again triDr. Pat Michaelses to confuse the science of climate change and create the perception that there are a significant number of climate change scientists who disagree that global warming is happening and is caused by humans. I am not a scientist, but I do know that in science, much like any other profession, it helps to know the background of the information source.

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